Aged between 8-16? Interested in animation? The October half term Taster Day at The Phoenix is perfect for you! Their highly trained Young & Animated tutors will be running a packed day of digital and stop animation for you to try out and see what you like best!
The day will be split into two sessions, which will swap around at lunch to make sure you get the chance to give all types of animation a go! Get messy making your own plasticine character come to life using stop animation techniques. Then move on to the digital workshop to see balls bounce and frogs leap in a computer-based session.
The £30 ticket includes access to both sessions; on the day we will be able to let you know which session you will be doing morning and which in the afternoon. Please do make sure all children bring along a packed lunch for lunchtime!
This taster day is organised by Young & Animated Saturday Club and Young & Animated Plus tutors who run regular six week courses, for more information about moving onto these course please do ask the tutors during the taster day.
PROFESSIONAL TUTOR – ASHLEY THORPE
Ashley’s short animated horrors Scarycrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands have been screened across the world, winning numerous international awards. Ashley uses a wide array of animation techniques including rotoscoping, After Effects and stop motion and encourages those he teaches to experiment and rejoice in the form. He has also provided animated sequences for BBC Manchester and Derren Brown’s Trick of the Mind for Channel 4.
Graham has had over 16 years experience working in the 2D children’s Television animation industry and has worked on a number of shows made by Honeycomb Animation and King Rollo Films including Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, Binka, Poppy Cat, Funky Valley and Funky Town. Both Funky shows where animated in a digital cut-out style.